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Less of Me: A Journey of Longing, Struggle and Discovery
     

Less of Me: A Journey of Longing, Struggle and Discovery

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by Edward Goble
 

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In Less of Me, we meet Andrew Boyd, a Bay Area author riding a string of best selling spy novels featuring a retired Senior Intelligence Officer, Rance Broadback, who now serves the country as a top secret General Contractor, a spy / private investigator with both the highest security clearance and the highest daily rate.
Andy is under pressure to deliver the first

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In Less of Me, we meet Andrew Boyd, a Bay Area author riding a string of best selling spy novels featuring a retired Senior Intelligence Officer, Rance Broadback, who now serves the country as a top secret General Contractor, a spy / private investigator with both the highest security clearance and the highest daily rate.
Andy is under pressure to deliver the first draft of the next Broadback thriller, set in the mountains of eastern Kentucky entitled, Appalachian Malady.
But Andrew Boyd is hurting. His weight is at an all time high and his self image is at the other end of the spectrum. He is depressed, and, as he describes in his daily blog, he has even considered what the world might be like with one less novelist.
Take a personal journey of discovery with Andrew Boyd and, along the way, look over his shoulder to read the entire text of the first draft of Appalachian Malady as it comes to life on the screen of his iBook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438223636
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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Meet the Author

Edward Goble lives in Kentucky with his wife, MaryAnn. You can contact the Goble's at www.edgoble.com

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Less of Me: A Journey of Longing, Struggle and Discovery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have ever read two novels woven seamlessly into one. There is the primary story of Andy (the novelist) and the novel that he is creating. There are a few editorial issues, but nothing that keeps you from enjoying this wonderful book. Add to top it off, this is a free book!! And unlike some of the freebies that reel you in only to find you have to pay 15.99 to read any of the authors other books, the other books in this authors collection are free also!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book it was like reading two books in one but at the same time you knew which one you were reading. It made me stop and think about my own life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. It was exciting in all the right places and the characters were awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the writer's style and the content was engaging. I was distracted by the typos and grammar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story,however, it took me a chapter or two to realize that it was like two books in one. Good character developement. Interesting story that moved right along.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the interlocking stories was a great idea. Like getting 2 books in one. The story of Andy was endearing and his alter ego Rance was just right in Appalachian Malady. The Christian message was not overdone. Just right!
hannahsgram More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the premise of this novel. Came to care about the main character and his struggles. I did get sidetracked every so often because of the lack of editing, but overall a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed it, but wish I knew how to contact the author. I would proofread his material for him for free.
Cirica62 More than 1 year ago
Very nice read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seeing through the writer's eyes the process creating his book and reading as it unfolded. Meeting the charters in his life and those develop in his book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked Andy, his mother, and his neighbors, Mr. And Mrs. Martin (Marteen- Italian). Andy is a writer trying to meet a deadline, and struggles with issues over his weight. His inner dialoge is relatable to anyone struggling with being overweight, yet this is not the focus of the story. We follow Andy's journey from a self-absorbed, isolated man to a man who becomes involved with events that bring out his best and opens up his life to include others. Events that include scary loan sharks bent on collecting money from Mr. Martin that his nephew borrowed to buy drugs. Andy helps his neighbors the Martines and forges the first real friendships he has ever had. In the meantime, woven into his story is the story he is writting which we get to read over his shoulder as he spins out an action spy novel that keeps you hanging on every word. This novel is extremely well written and you don't want to put it down. The language is clean and takes nothing away from the story, which is realistic, relateable, and often humorous. You can't help but like Andy, his neighbors, and others in the story. You'll love the hero in the spy novel Andy is writting. I recommend this book 5+ stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, authentic and well written with soul. Edward's use of good grammar and composition is appreciated for it enhances the ease and enjoyment of the reading experience.
Christine1944 More than 1 year ago
If you can't get an editor at this point, at least have a friend go over it before you say it's finished. The obvious spelling and punctuation errors are annoying to say the least, and even cause confusion. The plots were juggled back and forth, sometimes effectively, often not. It's confusing to have dialogue going on between two people, then a completely separate dialogue between two different people in a different place, with no lead in to indicate we might be in a different scene. Picky, maybe so. But the combination of so many errors kept me from enjoying this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed there being two stories one about Andy's life and the other about the character in his book he was writing. It was fun to read and sure there were some minor typos but its a free book there isn't an expensive editor looking over it with a fine tooth comb and again they were minor things. I found it very easy to get lost in the story and I truly enjoyed reading it. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It must have been effortless for Mr. Goble to create these very good stories and tell what/how it happened. Words just flowed together to make such an easy-to-read two-story book. I loved how it flipped back and forth as the author in his own story was writing another story to make a book. It was a page-turner within each story and I could hardly wait to get back to the other story. I felt I was watching the developed characters in full motion, color. Having obsessively read well over a thousand novels in the last several years, I can say this is one of the best written I have ever enjoyed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really hate grammar and spelling nazis reviewers here. Anyway...the book itself wasnt very good. Just when you were getting interested in andys story, suddenly you were in another story. Then you were back in andys story, then the other story, but nothing meshed. Couldnt stay with it. Too fragmented.
1941Reader More than 1 year ago
Good read about how we must decrease and God increase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit to skipping Andy's book that he was writing throughout his own story, but I absolutely loved his story and it was an eye-opener to read about someone really struggling with their weight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT!!!
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I loved it. A story within a story was an amazing idea. Everything was very well written.
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